Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney go "mano a mano" in the first of their three debates. Fair or not, Romney is perceived as the underdog and some have argued that Romney must make his case in the first debate or it's all over. While I believe that Romney has three bites at the apple, it is incumbent upon him to rise to the occasion against the incumbent. So what must Romney do tonight and over the next several weeks to convince the American voter to unseat President Obama and elect him as the next President of the United States?
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country boy, 10/3/2012 6:45:41 AM (No. 8906067)
FTA"If Romney can stay on the offensive, keep Obama off his game (and maybe even make him lose his cool) while at the same time come off as a reasonable, viable alternative in October, then he has a fighting chance in November."
obama is by far the worst President ever, (certainly not Natural Born Citizen, and probably not even a U.S. Citizen), and Romney has a fighting chance?. This is a total disgrace. Where are you America? Wake up!
I think Romney knows what to do far better than the hundreds of people who insist on giving him advice. Just cheer him on and he'll do the rest. Obama is a lazy, incompetent lackey for Valerie Jarrett and he won't have her with him tonight.
It's pretty amazing that Romney must win this debate or it's all over.This despite one abject failure after another by Obama the last 4 years.Even then it's a catch 22 if Romney wins because he's been too busy dealing with world affairs to prepare for the debate.
Zingers have actually helped people get elected before so Obama's henchmen have more or less tried to ban them from this debate.
Reply 6 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/3/2012 7:11:47 AM (No. 8906087) Based on the entire Romney campaign thus far and even with THE infusion of Paul Ryan, who LOOKED like he would whip up the ticket, the campaign still seems to think it can win simply because it isn't Obama. (Fred Barnes has a wonderful opinion piece on this in today's Wall Street Journal, a must read, and oh I wish ROMNEY would read it.) Voters KNOW who Obama is, and what he has done, and they either accept it "(poor soul---after what Bush left him") or ignore (the bypassing of the Win law for air contractors: "everybody does that." ) They don't bother to dig too deep, even when Obama phones it in after BinGazi and heads at once for yet another $-maker in Vegas. THEY ACCEPT THE MAN. HE IS THE DEVIL THEY KNOW!!! Meanwhile, Romney just sits there, passing by opportunity after opportunity to point out how Obama has managed our economy and our place in the world, figuring people will figure it out themselves. AND THEY WON'T! To call this a wasted opportunity, dragging defeat from the jaws of victory with a shy smile and vague promises is too kind. He is McCain without the oomph. Unfortunately, he is also McCaine WITH the ability to set us right.....and I will never ever forgive the man for this campaign and what looks like a defeat. Chicago and Obama must be laughing their a---- off---even with Biden out there, Romney is muffled. It is one thing to be a lousy politician and quite another to rely on BAD advice and stick with it when those who know are SCREAMING for him to show some spine!!!!!
This simply misunderstands the challenge Romney faces. Romney has been making all of these points for moths and the LSM spins them away and sneers at him. Romney's "47%" remark was correct. And the LSM hysterically declared it had "cost him the election". They scream that about a lot of things Romney has said. The list is too long too long to detail here.. Romney should just be himself and keep doing what's he's been doing. The polls, as of today, are in a dead heat, 47-47.
I'm tired of people telling Romney what he must do. If they are so smart, why weren't they hired to advise him? Why aren't they running for office, instead of writing irrelevant stories for some publication?
I fear that the mass of voters is at the tipping point in what they expect of government.
It seems that a majority might be voting based on how much "free stuff" the "government" gives out. Will Romney need to offer "free" I-pads to overcome the "free" cell phones that Obama is supplying to his voters?
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